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Multiple network sharing questions so 250 points

bob733 asked
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Last Modified: 2006-11-18
I have multiple sharing problems so, here goes with the first one.

Computer1 is a windows xp pro Dell
computer 2 is a windows xp home Gateway
Both are connected to a linksys router (2 is wireless)

Displaying (on the computer 1 Dell), My network places, Enitre network,  microsoft windows network, mshome only chows computer 1 Dell.  It does not show computer 2 Gateway.  HOwever, I have put files in computer 2 Gateway to share on the network.
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Is computer 2 set up with same workgroup?
have you allowed file & printer sharing in the windows firewall/exceptions tab?
are both machines members of the same workgroup?
do they both get an IP address from the router?


I dont use the windows firewall... I used another vendor firewall and I shut it down to see if I could get to the other system... I could not

I am assuming both machines are in the same group but how do I tell

Both machines connect to the internet through the same router and both get the ip address from that router
right click on my computer, then click properties.  Go to Computer Name, then click the button next to "To rename this computer or join a domain".    There you will see the workgroup and computer name and you can change the workgroup to MShome or whatever you want.

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did this on both.    Both are in workgroup MSHOME.  However, when I windows explorer to network place to mshome, I can only get the dell from computer 1 dell.  When I try to windows explorer to network places all the way to mshome, i get the cannot access mshome message  (Mshome is not accessable from this computer.  You may not have rights..... etc) message

Is file and print sharing for microsoft networks installed?

Go to the Start menu and select the Control Panel.
In the Control Panel window, double-click on Network Connections.
Right-click on the Local Area Connection icon in the window that appears.
From the menu which appears, choose Properties (use the left mouse button to make your selection).
Under This connection uses the following items, highlight File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks. Note: If File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is not listed, then file sharing was not set up on your computer.


got it  due to me going back and rereading your message about both being in the same workgroups... I originally missread the names (one was mshome and one was msgroup)


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